Eriksen transfer update as Spurs prediction made – ‘Maybe if they got Coutinho or Dybala’

Bent joined Spurs for a then a club-record fee of £16.5million in 2007 and went on to score 25 goals across two seasons.

The former England striker got to know club chairman Levy during his time in north London, and has now made prediction involving Eriksen’s future.

The Denmark international revealed his desire to find a new challenge clear at the start of the summer, with a move to Europe still on the cards.

Bent told Football Insider: “It’s massive that he [Eriksen] is still there.

“That’s almost like a new signing, now you think to yourself if they let him go, who do they bring in?

“Now me knowing Daniel Levy like I do, I can’t really see him letting someone like Christian Eriksen, someone of his quality, go without having someone to replace him.

“Maybe if they got a Philippe Coutinho or a Paulo Dybala in, then they probably would have done it but they can’t do anything because the window’s shut.”

The 27-year-old was liked with a move to Manchester United before the Premier League window shut, but reports suggest that he has always favoured a move to Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane could still pursue the deal if Neymar remains at Paris Saint-Germain or rejoins Barcelona, with his contract up at the end of the season.

Earlier this month former Portsmouth goalkeeper Shaka Hislop revealed that he believed that Eriksen’s move to the Bernabau was certain, and has been shocked that a deal has stalled.

“I’ll be honest, at the start of the summer, once the Real Madrid interest was announced, I thought it was a done deal and it was just a matter of when, not if,” Hislop told ESPN FC.

“But there’s been a lot of back and forth about this.

“Now [Mauricio] Pochettino and his complaints about Spurs’ transfer policy, or lack of.

“[Tanguy] Ndombele has looked very good since he’s come in, Lamela played from the start in their most recent friendly.

“So are they themselves starting to think of life after Eriksen? My choice, he doesn’t go anywhere.

“And given how long it’s taken, as I said a month ago I thought this should be done in a matter of days, the fact that it’s dragged on suggests to me that maybe it’s not happening.”

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